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Mike Leach Reportedly "Open" To Leaving Washington State For This Job

Mike Leach watches on during a game.

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 27: Washington State Cougars head coach Mike Leach watches play from the sideline during a football game against the Washington Huskies at Husky Stadium on November 27, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The Huskies won the game 45-10. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Texas Tech is looking for a new head football coach, as the Red Raiders opted to fire Kliff Kingsbury earlier this morning.

One Texas Tech insider says one of the program's former head coaches might be interested in returning to Lubbock.

Don Williams is reporting that Mike Leach could be open to leaving Washington State for the Texas Tech job.

"Two sources have told me in the past few hours that Mike Leach, the Pirate of the South Plains-turned-Palouse is open to returning to Texas Tech, and a number of big-$ supporters will push for it. But does Kirby Hocutt want to go down that road?" he reports.

Leach, 57, was Texas Tech's head coach from 2000-09. He was then out of coaching for two seasons before taking the Washington State job.

It seems unlikely that Leach would actually come back to Texas Tech, but it certainly would provide for a lot of excitement. Stay tuned.